Vakkaru Maldives, located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll and offering breathtaking ocean views, is an exquisite private island resort designed to soothe and captivate. A scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Male brings guests here.
The resort features 113 beach and overwater villas and residences, six exquisite dining options, and an unmatched wine cellar.
Vakkaru Maldives’ team places its guests at the centre of everything they do, providing an unforgettable experience and worry-free getaway. This can be seen through its four pillars which all encompass one key factor – self-care.
As part of their inclusive experience, this resort will take care to meet all your needs while leaving you free to savor every minute of your stay. From the moment you arrive, your personal butler will be on hand to assist with anything you require; from organizing exciting activities or beach picnics, to setting up unforgettable private dining experiences under the stars or in lush corners of the island.
Self-care is also paramount at this resort, so they offer personal training sessions tailored specifically to your needs, floodlit tennis courts and beach volleyball courts for physical exercise, organic garden produce that you can pick yourself, plus cooking classes taught by Self Kare – so all in all it’s a complete wellness solution!
Eco Kare will ensure that both you and the planet receive proper care through their commitment to Eco Kare, including implementing stringent sustainability procedures as well as providing opportunities for guests to take part in conservation or community-based work on local islands or within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that surrounds the resort.
Vakkaru Maldives is an eye-catching resort that seamlessly fits into its breathtaking tropical environment, making for the ideal relaxing retreat with beautiful beaches, an amazing house reef and numerous watersports to keep guests occupied. Additionally, it boasts a luxurious spa with overwater single and couples treatment rooms as well as an outdoor wellness area offering warm whirlpool tubs, cold plunge pools and sauna facilities for complete wellness relaxation.
Vakkaru Resort stands out as one of the Maldives’ newest and most impressive resorts, boasting amenities coupled with stunning natural beauty on its private island – boasting kilometers of coral and an irresistibly blue hole!
At this resort’s luxurious villas are available with either one or two bedrooms – ideal for couples and families alike. While here you can relax on your terrace, take a dip into your own private pool, stretch out in a hammock or on a sunbed and take advantage of their spa where massage, bodywork and more is offered.
Out of its villas, the resort features several restaurants and bars. The buffet restaurant features Asian, Italian and seafood cuisine; Chefs Herb Garden specializes in organic dishes; Fuddan Fusion Grill and Koko Grill both offer barbecues; Ithaa Undersea serves seafood from five metres down; Salt serves raw food dishes while Bottega features oven-baked pizzas as well as the wine cellar.
As soon as you arrive at the resort, you will be welcomed by its team and its third pillar: We Kare – an initiative to affirm Vakkaru team’s dedication to investing in each guest and exceeding expectations while creating happiness.
Vakkaru Maldives’ We Kare philosophy extends well beyond its walls, as the team at Vakkaru Maldives welcomes and facilitates your participation in eco- and community-related initiatives, such as helping with coral planting or providing assistance on nearby islands – they welcome any opportunity that provides service or provides educational experiences. Furthermore, these initiatives align with environmental sustainability; including an on-site Reverse Osmosis plant producing clean drinking water for guests as well as an organic farm and greywater recycling system.
No matter which villa you select from the 33 beach or 44 over water villas, all are designed to exude sophisticated style. Each thatched-roof villa boasts spacious private terraces equipped with either a sunken lounge or pool as well as breathtaking ocean or garden views from their thatched-roof villas’ thatched roofs. Inside each villa are comforts such as king-sized mattresses, lounging spaces and bathrooms featuring dual basins equipped with Aromatherapy Associates products; floor-to-ceiling windows draw natural light into each space for maximum relaxation!
These eco-friendly villas define sustainable glamour. Crafted with recycled timber and coconut palm thatch, as well as equipped with energy efficient lighting and fans. All surrounded by tropical foliage with expansive decks to relax on in the evening and gaze up at the stars – each villa defines sustainable glamour!
All deluxe villas are located on the beach and feature a king-size bedroom with a daybed for children in the parent’s room, direct beach access, indoor/outdoor showers, large rooftop terrace and a spa bath – plus Nespresso machine, Bose sound system and complimentary WiFi service!
Velana International Airport’s 30-minute seaplane ride will transport you into an unforgettable paradise designed to soothe both body and soul. Tucked away on Muravandhoo island of Baa Atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is this timeless sanctuary, boasting stunning ocean views from 113 luxurious Beach and Over Water Villas as well as the industry-leading Merana Spa which has hosted residencies by world renowned wellness practitioners.
A plethora of watersports
Vakkaru Maldives stands as an idyllic retreat at the center of Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, offering unmatched privacy and personal service. Comprised of 113 beautifully appointed Over Water Villas designed to complement their natural surroundings while featuring industry-leading facilities, amenities, dining experiences and more – Vakkaru Maldives stands alone as an unforgettable sanctuary in which to escape.
Built with meticulous care and featuring modern takes on local designs, this property showcases an elegant take on natural Maldivian aesthetic. Villas blend into lush vegetation along the shore or are perched above water on stilts, providing ample outdoor living spaces. Interiors combine sleek wood with white accents as well as pops of colour for a more earthy yet elegant atmosphere while smart home technology enables guests to control all features through an in-suite tablet device.
This resort is dedicated to protecting the environment through various green initiatives and innovations, such as solar power to produce clean energy, an on-site reverse osmosis system producing fresh drinking water for villas and restaurants, an organic garden with food growing infrastructure and an expansive reedbed that uses waste from its sewage treatment plant for irrigation.
Vakkaru Resort & Spa’s Parrotfish Club provides children ages three to 12 with an enjoyable island life experience under the supervision of experienced childcare professionals. Here, they can enjoy fun activities like art classes and treasure hunts as well as high-energy sports such as tennis and snorkeling.
The house reef
Vakkaru Maldives, located on Baa Atoll – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with breathtaking ocean views – was thoughtfully created to soothe both mind and spirit. Only 25 minutes by seaplane from Male, it offers 125 land- and over water villas as well as comprehensive leisure and recreational facilities and promises lifelong memories for guests.
Unwake to a morning chorus of seabirds, coral and the sound of breaking surf on your private terrace before diving into the tranquil azure waters of your resort’s house reef – an aquatic playground beloved by manta rays! Coral blocks gather near the edge of drop off to create an artificial swimming pool which protects swimmers from powerful ocean waves and tide currents.
Discover renowned dive spots nearby to experience marine megafauna at close quarters. Lankan Manta Point attracts manta rays between May and November for an annual fish spa experience, or Helengeli Thila is home to whale sharks which visit year round for small fish to clean their skin.
Silver Sands Diving Centre at Silver Sands Resort provides guests with the ultimate diving experience with PADI courses, traditional and fluorescent night dives and exciting guided experiences for divers of all ages. Additionally, they provide specialized equipment as well as complimentary nitrox refills for qualified divers.
While staying here, you can experience five open-air restaurants such as Akarua and Maldivian-influenced Kokuma. After dining, relax in the lagoon before floating away to an overwater Wellness Center that features rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapies in its sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool and whirlpool – even getting treated while lying on a yoga mat suspended above water with glass flooring providing views into its lagoon below!